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Chysis limminghei

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by DanaRaluca, May 19, 2019.

  1. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    This is my Chysis limminghei, bought from Orchideen Lucke, about 1 year ago. The flowers are about 5 cm wide and they last 2-3 weeks. This species is listed as fragrant, but the truth is that under my growing conditions, I can hardly detect any fragrance. Does somebody knows if Chysis' fragrance is influenced by temperature or anything else?
    Thank you,
    Dana
     

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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    A very happy looking plant!
     
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    Pretty one!
     
  4. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Thank you.
    I am a little bit concerned that it didn't shed its leaves yet. Maybe it was too cold in the winter, or maybe I water it too much? I wonder if this has anything to do with its (almost) lack of fragrance, or if its fragrance is indeed so... :) discrete.
     
  5. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dana, since this plant blooms off the new growth, you must have done something right . Other people I know who grow this also say it doesn’t go completely deciduous. They give it a rest, but not completely dry.
     
  6. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    :) Thank you, Chuck. Then maybe this species (or at least my clone) is just not so fragrant...